Yarmuth Discusses H.R. 3962

Healthcare overhaul legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives Friday, and Third District Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville expects it to win easy passage.

Yarmuth says H.R. 3962 includes many of the reforms he wanted, and many compromises that were necessary.

He expects it to pass next week without any Republican support. It will then be reconciled with healthcare legislation the Senate passes in the coming weeks. Yarmuth doesn’t expect there to be many changes in either bill during that process.

“We’ve been actually working as much as we could to make sure the lion’s share of the two proposals is the same,” he says. “Most of the two bills is very similar.”

Republicans continue to criticize the proposal as too expensive.

Yarmuth says both chambers have different plans for paying for the overhaul, but he expects final passage of the reconciled legislation by the end of the year.